Re: [Authentic_SCA] period encampment
- Bob Davis wrote:
> wally meeker wrote:Yet another reason why Asia is superior. Caravansarais!
> Inns and tents, both no-nos. Inns were few and far between, and not
> even the military men had tents, except for the grand high
> First, travellers, if not merchants, were few and far between, so there
> was no real need for an "inn" as we think of it. More likely, a
> traveller would have found shelter in a monastery's guest house,
> prevailed upon a local, or just lamented their fate and find a suitable
> natural shelter.
> Second, troops were, more often than not, billeted on the locals.
> Houses, barns, sheds, etc., would all be fileld to the gills with smelly
> dirty soldiers. And this is after they'd stolen everything that wasn't
> bolted down, drank all the booze, and, well, taken a liberty or two with
> those humans with bumps. If you couldn't find a structure to
> commandeer, you found a suitable natural shelter. Or slept in the rain,
> where your captain said you slept.
> Sennora, is this true?? ha ha! How wonderful! That's takingpersona-play
> to cool heights!It sure is! When Bob and I went to our first event as a couple, we traveled
with different people and we hadn't seen each other in a week. But dressed
as Fujiwara, he couldn't embrace me or even kiss my hand. It was killing me
not to kiss him of course <blush> but the makeup does make a good deterent.
It was a Crown Tourney and he was heralding the Lists, but throughout the
day, he had a messenger bring me flowers and messages and I wrote back poems
on special paper. At the end of the day, he asked my Master permission to
Court me. He paid a good price... ;)